Wayne State Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wayne State

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are great. HR staff is pleasant.

    Cons

    Facilities are not well kept or managed. Temperature of buildings fluctuate and are not well-controlled.

  2. Student Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Student Research Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Student Research Assistant in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Wayne State part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of platforms to learn different fields in computer Science

    Cons

    nothing as such, Pretty good job

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. Convenient For A College Student

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant

    I have been working at Wayne State

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Accessible to valuable resources. Library, banks, computer Labs etc

    Cons

    Things on campus are Expensive...

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  5. It was nice to work at wayne

    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Wayne State

    Pros

    Nice compensation benefits at the wayne

    Cons

    Area wise Detroit is not safe

  6. Lab Technician Sr.

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician Senior in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Lab Technician Senior in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Wayne State full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The hours are lenient, the atmosphere relaxed and there is a lot to learn. They were pretty much willing to work around my part time grad class schedule as long as I was available and prepared for labs.

    Cons

    Working with professors and students requires you to be on your mental toes much of the day so must be good with people.

    Advice to Management

    Lab techs are worth more than is reflected in their salary, and experience is invaluable. I know my department wanted me to stay and needed the help, but I literally could not afford to work here. I would have stayed for all of grad school and contributed to the development of the program I was a part of if I could have even scraped by on the salary. Alas, I could not.

  7. Good place to work, and excellent school of medicine

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wayne State

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    One of the best schools of medicine in Michigan, and the the largest single-campus medical school in the nation with more than 1,000 medical students. It offers MSc degree, and Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs in multiple areas of basic science. Friendly and supportive faculty.

    Cons

    It is safer to live in the surroundings, though during the last year new buildings and development are being established in the area with young professionals moving there.

  8. Three departments over 13 years

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

    I worked at Wayne State full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility; relative autonomy; excellent benefits, including tuition reimbursement, paid time off; stimulating academic research environment; regular pay raises for the hardworking and motivated.

    Cons

    Experience is highly variable in research labs, in terms of productivity, work/life balance, leadership philosophy, etc.

  9. Great Place To Learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Library Clerk in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Library Clerk in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Wayne State part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many perks to working in Detroit. The campus is well kept and Corktown area is nice! It is a great place to work if you go to school there.

    Cons

    Know where to go and where not to go. Obviously don't work out to your car at night alone. There is security who will safely escort you to your vehicle.

    Advice to Management

    None

  10. Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Wayne State part-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Parking is expensive and promotions can be very difficult if you are not in the right circles despite your credentials.

  11. Moving on up...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Wayne State part-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great college culture, good people who are humble and very willing to help. The area around campus is really improving and thriving with an energy wonderful to be around.

    Cons

    On the lower end of the pay scale but decent benefits. Parking in and around campus is still an issue at times and much needed building upgrades are beginning to come to fruition a la the Student Center. Many more buildings and rest rooms still require renovations.

    Advice to Management

    Work with adjunct faculty to leverage their knowledge and include more in decision making as well as begin providing full tuition reimbursement for both full and part-time employees along with immediate family members.

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